Quality Alternatives for Bananas

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” – William A. Foster.

Providing quality to your consumers doesn’t just lie in the edible uses of your product. Supplying your customers with a quality product while educating them on the many alternative uses and health benefits can increase over sales and help improve the quality of merchandisingas we stated last week.

Here are just a few helpful tips you can give consumers:

Banana Face Mask

  • Bananas are all natural and can moisturize the skin making it feel softer
  • Use a medium-sized ripe banana and mash it into a smooth paste, apply, and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and feel the difference!

Bananas at any Temperature

  • On those hot summer days, turn your bananas into a popsicle
  • Cut four ripe bananas in half, stick a wooden popsicle stick into the ends, place them on a piece of wax paper, and freeze for a few hours
  • Dip your frozen bananas in melted chocolate or caramel for added flavor

Let Your Silverware and Shoes Shine

  • Using banana peels is a great way to shine up your silverware or leather shoes if you’re in a bind
  • Remove any foreign contaminants from the objects you wish to polish, and then rub the inside of the peel to buff out your dull items
  • Wipe down with a paper towel or soft cloth to finish it off
  • Bananas can also be used to restore leather furniture in the same way. (Be sure to test a portion before you take on a whole chair or couch.)

Fertilize or Mulch with Organic Bananas

  • Banana peels are just as rich in potassium as the edible fruit itself – this nutrient can be used for any garden
  • Utilizing organic bananas as fertilizer is a must for anyone who wants to begin an organic garden
  • Dry out the peels during the winter and by early spring grind them up in a food processor or blender to use as mulch
  • This helps plants get a fresh healthy, quality, start to their lives in the new year

For more tips on alternative ways to utilize bananas, including how to tenderize a roast, brighten up houseplants, deter aphids, and more, check out Reader’s Digest!

Let us know if you have more you’d like to share!

  • The above quote by William A. Foster was submitted to Organics Unlimited by one of our Facebook fans, Irvin Alcides Rodríguez, who will be receiving a prize for his entry! We’re still looking for more quotes about quality. Submit yours by the end of the week for your chance to win!

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